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Development in Conflict: A Seven Step Tool for Planners

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Examining strategic response to conflict-prone situations, this report outlines the Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment methodology, a planning and management tool to assist development and humanitarian organisations in analysing situations of (potential) conflict and identifying strategic opportunities for conflict prevention and peace-building. Its main sections discuss:

- Analysis: Conflict and peace
- Strategy: Strategic choices and objectives
- Implementation: Programmes, activities and sustainability

Of potential use in all interventions including trade and investment, emergency relief and development assistance, the tool aims to be of assistance in ensuring coherence between different policy interventions on a micro and macro level and between international and local interventions.

The tool is based on lessons learned from impact assessment efforts in the field of gender and environmental studies, as well as the conflict research by a range of individuals in universities, governmental, non-governmental and intergovernmental agencies.